Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 07/2014

Low Numbers: A Practical Path to Deep Nuclear Reductions

James M. Action

March 2011

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


As U.S. policy seeks to create the conditions that would allow for deep reductions in nuclear arsenals, the United States and Russia can undertake a practical approach to their stockpiles to 500 nuclear warheads each and those of other nuclear-armed states to no more than about half that number.